Chile Requests Coastal Area Evacuation After Earthquake

Chile’s government emergency office requested the evacuation of coastal areas after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean off Constitucino, a village south of Santiago that was destroyed by a tsunami in 2010.

The quake probably won’t lead to a tsunami, the Navy’s hydrographic service reported, according to Radio Cooperativa

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